13 - 14 March 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill

SPACE speaker profile

Hasnain Noorani

Owner and Managing Director, PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Hasnain Noorani is the Owner, Founder and Group Managing Director of the Pride Group that consists of a total of 8 companies with the flagship being as PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing.

Hasnain took over his father business in 2006 which included a car rental and a driving school company, aher graduating from the University of Nottingham with a first class honours in Manufacturing Engineering & Manage- ment.

Hasnain identified a gap in 3/4 Star Hotel Chain in Kenya due to his wide travelling and felt the need to fill the gap. He had a concept of “five star services at 3 star value”. The design for the first hotel started in 2009 and aher 2 years of build time due to limited resources, 2011 saw the opening of PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing. The first 6 months of the hotel were very successful and Hasnain embarked on an expansion programme. Over a span of 5 years he opened a total of 7 hotels catering to 4 diuerent market segments to include PrideInn Express (Budget Brand), PrideInn Business (Business Brand), PrideInn Suites (long stay) and PrideInn Plus (Luxury & Business Brand).

Hasnain cannot stand watching customers getting bullied by established monopolies across diverse economic dispensation and instead he is always up to a challenge of identifying and fulfilling gaps in the market. It is due to his entrepreneurial spirit that in just over a period of 5 years, he managed to establish various individually run profitable companies to include PrideInn Hotels, PrideDRIVE, PrideFUELS, Cake City, Pride Conference Centre (Nairobi), Drinks Factory, Shawarma Express, Paradise Convention Centre (Mombasa), PrideInn Kitchens, Royal Kitchen Multi Cuisine Restaurants, Glory Safaris & Expeditions, Muthaiga Business Centre and he is currently in the process of acquiring Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa Mombasa.

Hasnain believes in delegating and empowering his team members, who he credits for the great success of his portfolio of companies.

His motto is always one ‘Exceptional Products & Services at an Outstanding Value”. He has been able to consistently deliver the motto by simply having Happy status.